Capturing the nation in conversation to build a unique picture of our lives today and preserve it for future generations.

About the Listening Project The British Library Sound Archive


We are asking people up and down the country to share their thoughts and feelings in a recorded conversation with a loved one or relative. What you talk about is up to you.


The nation in conversation

Iby and Julia - Not Defined by the Holocaust

Iby and Julia - Not Defined by the Holocaust

Station: BBC Radio 4

A granddaughter and grandmother who survived Auschwitz reflect on its impact on them both.

Iby and Carolyn - A Survivor's Secret

Iby and Carolyn - A Survivor's Secret

Station: BBC Radio 4

Fi Glover with a conversation about the lasting impact of facing living death in Auschwitz

Ali and Tammi - Our Grandmothers

Ali and Tammi - Our Grandmothers

Station: BBC Radio 4

Two friends share the stories of their grandmothers, who couldn't have been more different

Andrew and Stephen - Getting Married

Andrew and Stephen - Getting Married

Station: BBC Radio 4

A vicar and his partner plan their wedding in spite of the Church's ban on gay marriage.

Heroin and the heart - Val and Simon

Heroin and the heart - Val and Simon

Station: BBC Radio Devon

Val and Simon have families affected by drug use. They share their feelings.

Life Without Dad: Lesley and Ruth

Life Without Dad: Lesley and Ruth

Station: BBC Radio Cumbria

When the rock in a relationship dies what anchors a mum bringing up three daughters?

Shared Memories: Lesley and Ruth

Shared Memories: Lesley and Ruth

Station: BBC Radio Cumbria

When do you tell the kids their dad is dying?

The Perfect Daughter: Lesley and Ruth

The Perfect Daughter: Lesley and Ruth

Station: BBC Radio Cumbria

Was Ruth's anorexia triggered by the death of her father?

Get involved

Find out how to be part of the Listening Project and record your own conversation on our FAQ page.

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Artwork for BBCLP: 24 AUG 14: Sunday Omnibus

BBCLP: 24 AUG 14: Sunday Omnibus

24 Aug 2014

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